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This is sadly the last post from my Culinary Exploration in Puerto Vallarta. It was an amazing trip, filled with relaxation, lots of Margaritas, and some of the best food I had the pleasure of trying.
Day #6. Our last day in Puerto Vallarta. We had to leave the hotel by 4 to make our way to the airport for our first flight on our journey back to New York City, so we had some time left before we had to check out! We got dressed early in headed into town! Before we had our morning coffee and breakfast, we went for a relaxing couples massage! This was our second one on the trip. The first one was a little shady, but this one was the real deal! The girls did a phenomenal job and the prices for the massages in Puerto Vallarta was so cheap compared to New York prices.
For breakfast, we decided to do something light, since we would have a big lunch before getting to the airport. After our massage, we went to Dee’s Coffee Company. All week, whenever we walked by there, was a line out the door, so we figured we would give it a shot. There was a sign on the wall that they were voted best coffee 4 years in a row.
We got the coffee and shared a piece of blueberry coffee cake. That coffee was pretty good, but I wouldn’t say the best coffee even on this trip. But definitely a great cup of coffee to start off the day. The coffee cake was pretty tasty. It was fresh, moist, and delicious. It complimented the coffee well. There definitely weren’t any crumbs left on this coffee cake.
We went back to the hotel and checked out, and had the front desk hold our bags. We still had a few hours to go before we had to leave for the airport. We spend some more time walking around Puerto Vallarta. There is never a shortage of things to see or look at, it is very nice to walk around Puerto Vallarta, taking in all in.
For our last meal in town, we can across a restaurant on a side street in the middle of nowhere called Merida Grill, which was the taste of the South of Mexico.
We sat upstairs even though the restaurant was dead at the time that we went in. It had very authentic charming Mexican Décor. After last nights dinner, we were not expecting anything spectacular, but we were confident that it would be fabulous since we had all incredible food this whole trip.
We decided to fill up since it would be awhile before we would eat again. We started with the soup. Yes, soup in 80-degree weather. Why not? It was a Lime Soup. It was simple, the main ingredients were lime, Chicken, Haas Avocados, and a broth they poured over the soup tableside.
It was a pretty cool experience and let me tell you it was such a light soup bursting with an incredible flavor. The first thing my partner said was I need to learn how to make this soup. He is not a big soup fan, but he couldn’t stop raving about the soup. I definitely have to agree. Had soup twice on this trip. I have to give Mexicans a 10/10 on their soups.
For our second appetizer, yes I said the second appetizer we ordered the duck tacos. It came with two, one for each of us. The Duck tacos had essence of momo leaf, crispy duck, and an avocado salsa! The Duck was cooked to perfection and the flavors coming from the salsa and the veggies on the tacos not only complimented each other but took these tacos to a whole new level. My mouth and stomach said, “thank you”.
For main courses, my partner ordered the Burger which came with veggies and fries. I had been craving a burger and since we were splitting, I was happy to get a burger. It was just an ordinary burger with the fixings until the server came over with a pot with gooey melted Provolone cheese mixture and drowned the burger in it! The burger went from blah to wow in seconds! We couldn’t get enough of the cheese mixture. We are both fans of cheese with every meal.
I ordered the Chicken Supreme Skewers which were Adobo chicken breast served with rice and sautéed vegetables. The sauce that was on the Skewers and the veggies was phenomenal. The rice and veggies were cooked perfect, however, I felt the chicken was a little rubbery. Not the best chicken skewers I have had. Since the restaurant was slow and service was slow, you would think a better tasting chicken.
We were too full for dessert, so no dessert for us. I give this food experience a 7 out of 10 and the food and service for the entire trip as a whole I give an 8 out of 10.
After lunch, we headed over to Hotel Mecurio. A quaint little rustic hotel in the center of Zona Romantica. We still had about an hour before we headed to the airport, so we stopped by the pool for one last Margarita and we dipped our feet in the pool!
The bartender made a great margarita and was very friendly. It was a great way to wrap up the trip, with our feet dangling in the pool and a drink in hand.
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